About NATE-OSHA-FCC Strategic Partnership

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The NATE-OSHA-FCC Partnership provides participants the opportunity to work cooperatively with OSHA, FCC and other contractors, to identify the most serious workplace hazards, develop workplace-appropriate safety and health management systems, share resources, and find effective ways to reduce work injuries, illness, and deaths. As a participant in the NATE-OSHA-FCC Strategic Partnership, as well as participating in the STAR Initiative program, participants are engaging in building the cooperative relationship with groups that have a vision of providing a safe and healthful work environment for all men and women.

The goals for this Partnership are to eliminate fatalities and reduce serious injuries and illnesses; establish root causes of fatalities, injuries, and illness; develop and implement best practices to eliminate the number of fatalities, injuries, and illness; develop and deliver training; communicate safety and health best practices within the industry; and establish an effective evaluation strategy to ensure that the goals of the Partnership are met. 

The benefits for the companies in the Partnership include enhancing the culture of worker safety and training within their companies and the opportunity to utilize the NATE STAR Initiative Safety Audit Documentation process to proactively identify safety deficiencies prior to work commencing at communication infrastructure sites. As a participant in the Partnership, OSHA participant inspections will normally result in compliance officers recommending good faith penalty reductions where the employer has fully implemented a written Safety and Health Management Program. Companies involved in this Partnership also have the opportunity to engage on various task teams needed to focus on relevant safety and health topics and to be on the front lines to improve safety in our industry.